From Beethoven to Steve Reich, from Odon Márffy to István Nádler

Music-themed works from the Antal Lusztig Collection

06. May 2023. – 03. June
MegnyitóOpening: May 5, 2023, 6:00 pm
MegnyitjaRemarks by: Nagy T. Katalin

Four volumes of the series of books on the largest Hungarian private collection have been published by the Déri Museum in Debrecen, edited by Katalin T. Nagy. The Hegyvidék Gallery has been organizing exhibitions of the rich collection for years. For the current exhibition, which is part of the György Cziffra Festival, the editor-art historian has selected works that are in some way related to music. In paintings by Dezső Korniss and László Lakner, an instrument appears composed in a still life, while in other works the painter (Margit Anna and Béla Kondor) depicts musicians playing their instruments. A third type includes works inspired by music, such as drawings by Imre Ámos, Endre Bálint or István Nádler. A special piece in the exhibition is a portrait of the Italian conductor Egisto Tango by Ödön Márffy. Tango conducted The Wooden Prince at the 1917 premiere, and a year later, Bartók’s other work, the one-act opera Bluebeard’s Castle.